Grilled Cod with Caper Sauce

Grilled Cod

Cod is an easy fish to cook on the barbecue grill. It’s mild so easy to add flavors or a bit of smoke.


  • 12 filets of cod, or other thick, firm white fish, 12oz (350gr) total weight
  • 1 tbs white Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbs Dijon-style mustard 
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp dill weed
  • Tarter Sauce
  • 8 green, pimiento stuffed olives, about 2 tbs chopped
  • 1 tbs capers
  • 2 tsp dill weed
  • 3 tbs Greek or plain yogurt or all mayonnaise
  • 1 tbs mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp lemon juice


  • In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, mustard, oil and 2 tsp dill weed. 
  • Spoon over the cod. 
  • Cook on barbecue grill, covered or partially covered, 14 – 18 minutes, without turning.
  • OR put on baking sheet and roast in 400 F oven for 15 – 20 minutes, depending on thickness. 
  • It will be opaque and flake easily with fork when done. 
  • Tarter Sauce:
  • Chop olives and capers if the are large.
  • Put all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • When the fish is done, transfer to a small platter and serve, Tarter Sauce on the side.


For a little smoke flavor you can put a handful of soaked wood chips in a foil packet, poke some holes in it and put it on the grill along with the fish.


Keywords: grilled cod, barbecue cod, caper tarter sauce

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